NIGHT 2 SHOWCASE
JUNE 15TH // 6:00 - 11:00PM
ROCHESTER CIVIC BLACK BOX THEATER
Foxy. Funky. An all-around good time. Jazz-pop group Early Eyes combines angular riffs with a smoothness unmatched by any other group in the Minnesota music climate. Fresh off two new releases, Early Eyes is back for their second appearance as ROCKchester headliners. Get your dancing shoes ready.
Relentlessly energetic. The Why Not boys draw influence from punk, math, progressive, and indie rock music and push it to new limits for a dose of headbanging and pop sensibilities that is beyond their years. With the release of their newest EP produced by Normal Parents’ Caleb Hinz, the group dives into new, more experimental territory. It’s going to be loud, but hey—isn’t that what you signed up for?
KARATE CHOP, SILENCE
Groovy and theatrical. Karate Chop, Silence combines their jazz training with inspiration from funk and classic rock to create a sound unlike most. Their 2018 EP, “No MSG”, is genre-bending and toe-tap-inducing. With a live performance full of twists and turns, KC,S is a band to look out for this year.
With reckless abandon, Swatches most recent release “Youth Can If You Wanna” rips through themes of love and growing up. The band is a perfect college radio singalong, akin to names like Vampire Weekend, The Shins, Tokyo Police Club, etc. There’s nothing that will make you feel more refreshed than the boyish throwback charm of Swatches. Their newest single, “Caffeine Dreams” is out now.
Punk in its finest form. Mister Wes howls, yelps, croons, and screams at the top of their lungs in their debut single, “Wazoo (College Cult)”. It seems they draw influence from anywhere they can get it. From post rock pioneers Joy Division to modern skate punk groups such as Car Seat Headrest and Rozwell Kid to experimental punk influencers Pile, Mister Wes is an amalgamation of alternative punk goodness. Their new record, “Fairway Rd N,” is out now.
ST. PAUL, MN
Jack Pfeffer’s songs are the equivalent of snapshots an old film camera. Drenched in reverb and nostalgia, Pfeffer drones through his most recent release, “Night Drive”, to the tune of grainy, textured tracks and warbling guitars. It’s a bedroom pop, slacker rock hybrid—perfect for the times we live in. Kick back. Chill out.